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Shapeshifting Power: Indigenous Teachings Of Trickster Consciousness And Relational Accountability For Building Communities Of Care, Ionah M. Elaine Scully 2021 Syracuse University

Shapeshifting Power: Indigenous Teachings Of Trickster Consciousness And Relational Accountability For Building Communities Of Care, Ionah M. Elaine Scully

The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal

Difficult dialogues are necessary work in order for communities to form coalitions, yet often these dialogues pose challenges for engaging in long-term work for social justice and systemic change. Power dynamics, microaggressions, and discomfort unlearning power and privilege can make long-term collaboration difficult. It is for this reason I discuss thinking of coalitions as communities of care and offer practical strategies for collaborating differently for sustainable action. Using Indigenous epistemology and methodology, Indigenous feminist and Indigequeer scholarship, as well as Indigenous land-based pedagogy and storytelling, I offer interventions using trickster teachings or trickster consciousness which I describe as comprised of ...


Fraternity, Martyrdom And Peace In Burundi: The Forty Servants Of God Of Buta, Jodi Mikalachki 2021 College of the Holy Cross

Fraternity, Martyrdom And Peace In Burundi: The Forty Servants Of God Of Buta, Jodi Mikalachki

Journal of Global Catholicism

During Burundi's 1993-2005 civil war, students at Buta Minor Seminary were ordered at gunpoint to separate by ethnicity—Hutus over here, Tutsis over there! They chose instead to join hands and affirm their common identity as children of God. The forty students killed were quickly proclaimed martyrs of fraternity. Their costly solidarity defused the cry for reprisals and continues to inspire Burundians and others on the path of reconciliation. Drawing on fifty interviews with survivors, parents of martyrs, neighbors, religious leaders and other Burundian intellectuals, this essay examines how Burundian Catholics understand the significance of the Buta martyrdom to ...


Demanding More: 4-H’S Diversity And Inclusion Efforts Are Simply Not Enough, Nicole Webster 2021 Pennsylvania State University

Demanding More: 4-H’S Diversity And Inclusion Efforts Are Simply Not Enough, Nicole Webster

The Journal of Extension

Several youth organizations, such as 4-H, are reaffirming their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace due to social and political events in 2020. Despite the national reckoning around civil rights, the author argues that racial and ethnic minorities are still not fully integrated into the 4-H culture. Addressing inclusion presents challenges; however, these can be better addressed when individuals realize the difficult conversations and actions needed to evoke change. The article concludes with a set of action items for the 4-H system, which focuses on investments, accountability, recognition, and transparency.


Improving Veteran Access; Status Of Operations Of The United States Department Of Veteran Affairs Work-Study Program, Kirk Allen 2021 California State University, San Bernardino

Improving Veteran Access; Status Of Operations Of The United States Department Of Veteran Affairs Work-Study Program, Kirk Allen

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The usage status of The U.S. Department Veterans Affairs Work-Study Program is examined. Beneficiary numbers from the Global, Unites States, State, and Local/County perspective are reviewed. While of essential value, the program suffers from a lack of scholarly research and government oversight, and is further hindered by restrictive administrative rules lived first-hand. Research suggests that the program is operating outside of accountability to the taxpayer, presents as unnecessarily/overly-restrictive in accessibility, and is underutilized. The program appears to not be serving all veterans to full potential.

The Work-Study Program is codified in Veterans Benefits', Title 38 United States ...


“Why Would Anyone Leave?”: Development, Overindebtedness, And Migration In Guatemala, Lauren Heidbrink, Giovanni Batz, Celeste Sánchez 2021 California State University, Long Beach

“Why Would Anyone Leave?”: Development, Overindebtedness, And Migration In Guatemala, Lauren Heidbrink, Giovanni Batz, Celeste Sánchez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Over the past two decades, policymakers have expressed considerable optimism about the capacity of international development to curb transnational migration, yet there is a dearth of research examining how and under what conditions development interventions impact migration decisions. Enlisting a case study approach in the Maya-K’iche’ community of Almolonga, this article examines divergent meanings and practices of “development” and its impact on the migratory aspirations and outcomes of Indigenous families in Guatemala. Government authorities and international development experts exalt Almolonga as a prosperous example of a globalized, agrarian-based economy. Key to its ‘success’ is the growing microcredit industry which ...


Complete Issue: Volume 3 Issue 3, Alan Lebaron, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2021 Kennesaw State University

Complete Issue: Volume 3 Issue 3, Alan Lebaron, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The full Issue 3, Volume 3 of Maya America, published November 2021


́ ́¿Por Qué Alguien Se Iría?": Desarrollo, Sobreendeudamiento Y Migración En Guatemala., Lauren Heidbrink, Giovanni Batz, Celeste Sánchez 2021 California State University, Long Beach

́ ́¿Por Qué Alguien Se Iría?": Desarrollo, Sobreendeudamiento Y Migración En Guatemala., Lauren Heidbrink, Giovanni Batz, Celeste Sánchez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

En las dos décadas pasadas, los encargados de desarrollar políticas han expresado un optimismo considerable sobre la capacidad del desarrollo internacional para frenar la migración transnacional; sin embargo, hay una escasez de investigación que analice cómo y bajo qué condiciones las intervenciones del desarrollo pueden impactar las decisiones de migrar. Siguiendo un enfoque de estudio de caso en la comunidad Maya-K’iche’ de Almolonga, este artículo examina las prácticas y significados divergentes de “desarrollo” y su impacto en las aspiraciones y los resultados migratorios de las familias indígenas en Guatemala. Las autoridades gubernamentales y los expertos en desarrollo internacional exaltan ...


Cover And Introductory Note, Alan Lebaron, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez 2021 Kennesaw State University

Cover And Introductory Note, Alan Lebaron, Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Front matter of Maya America Vol.3 Iss.3, including Introductory Note from the Editors


Buscando Eela Chil Vatz En El Tiichajil Tenam: El Concepto Del Buen Vivir En El Pensamiento Maya Ixil, Monika Banach, Elena Brito Herrera 2021 Universidad Jagellónica

Buscando Eela Chil Vatz En El Tiichajil Tenam: El Concepto Del Buen Vivir En El Pensamiento Maya Ixil, Monika Banach, Elena Brito Herrera

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

A través de un acercamiento a los conceptos ancestrales del tiichajil (buen vivir) y eel achil vatz (igualdad, balance) se analiza la utilización de la epistemología Ixil en el trabajo de las mujeres indígenas dentro de organizaciones de base, con el propósito de cambiar su realidad presente. En el contexto del aumento de la violencia de género, extractivismo y los efectos del cambio climático, estas prácticas cuestionan las nociones occidentales acerca del bienestar, y se buscan y recuperan propuestas más sostenibles. Se resalta que, entre diferentes ideas sobre el bienestar, en la cosmovisión Ixil se incluye tanto seres humanos como ...


Migración Indígena Ayuujk: Recuento De Una Trayectoria Familiar, Telmo Jiménez Diaz 2021 Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca

Migración Indígena Ayuujk: Recuento De Una Trayectoria Familiar, Telmo Jiménez Diaz

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

La migración es un fenómeno complejo que impacta en las formas de vida de las comunidades, las familias y las personas que emigran. Las comunidades indígenas se han integrado a la migración interna e internacional desde mediados del siglo XX. En este texto, hago un recuento de la trayectoria migratoria de mi familia, en un ejercicio reflexivo, muestro una mirada diacrónica de los cambios en la región mixe y desde ahí retomo mi experiencia de investigación en la antropología.


¿Cómo Migramos? Una Perspectiva Autoetnografíca Sobre La Migración, Yunitza Vásquez Vásquez 2021 Kennesaw State University

¿Cómo Migramos? Una Perspectiva Autoetnografíca Sobre La Migración, Yunitza Vásquez Vásquez

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

El tema de la migración resulta ser muy amplio y se puede abordar desde la identidad, el género, el racismo, y el cuerpo, por esta razón me resulta importante hablar sobre este proceso desde mi experiencia como antropóloga, mujer, e indígena migrante. Este trabajo se presenta en cuatro partes. En la primera reflexiono sobre mi origen zapoteco-mixe y la discriminación étnica dentro y fuera de la comunidad Villa Hidalgo Yalálag. En la segunda parte abordo las causas de la migración yalalteca, en la tercera hablo sobre los medios de comunicación y su contribución para fortalecer los lazos entre los migrantes ...


Trends In Language Choice And Effects Of Choice On Acquisition: Kaqchikel Maya And Spanish In Central Guatemala, Jonathan Homquist, Hana Muzika Kahn 2021 Temple University

Trends In Language Choice And Effects Of Choice On Acquisition: Kaqchikel Maya And Spanish In Central Guatemala, Jonathan Homquist, Hana Muzika Kahn

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

This study reveals trends in the choice of Kaqchikel Maya, Spanish, or both languages for household activities and by the generations, that is, the children, parents, and grandparents, in a village and a town in the central highlands of Guatemala. Similarities and differences between the village and town are described in both cases. The study also highlights the direct relationship between the language choice of parents and the acquisition of Kaqchikel by children. A total of 171 indigenous residents in the town and the village participated in the study. Findings are based on responses to a sociolinguistic questionnaire that also ...


A History Of Land Tenure In The Ixil Region, Elaine Elliott 2021 Kennesaw State University

A History Of Land Tenure In The Ixil Region, Elaine Elliott

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

After the Spanish conquest, the IxilMayainitially remained less affected than more centrally located groups. However, dramatic changes occurred due to Guatemalan national government laws in the late 1800s which allowed claims on “vacant land”. Maya on those lands quickly adapted, claiming the areas where they had lived for over a millennium. The government favored large landowners who contributed to the national economy with export crops, particularly coffee. In the 1950s era of land reform, small farmers briefly obtained land, something quicklyreversed with the overthrow of the national government, accused of communism for these reforms. Conflict escalated when a leftist guerrilla ...


La Tenencia De Tierra En La Región Ixil, Elena Elliott 2021 Kennesaw State University

La Tenencia De Tierra En La Región Ixil, Elena Elliott

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Después de la Conquista Española, los Ixiles no fueron tan impactados como otros grupos más centrales. Sin embargo, cambios dramáticos ocurrieron debido a leyes del gobierno nacional de Guatemala al final de los años 1800 que permitieron reclamo de tierras baldías. Los Mayas en estas tierras adaptaron, reclamando las áreas donde habían vivido más de un milenio. El gobierno favoreció terratenientes que contribuyeron a la economía nacional con cultivos para exportación, especialmente el café. En los años 1950 en un tiempo de reforma agraria pequeños agricultores obtuvieron tierra, algo rápidamente cancelado con el derrocamiento del gobierno, acusado de comunismo debido ...


Repensando A San Simón, El Sincretismo Y La Autoridad Antropológica, C. James MacKenzie 2021 University of Lethbridge

Repensando A San Simón, El Sincretismo Y La Autoridad Antropológica, C. James Mackenzie

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

The tradition of San Simón in Guatemala has long garnered considerable interest among foreign and national academics, tourists, and Guatemalans in general from a range of backgrounds. Many, though not all, are drawn to the ambiguity and multiple identities often attributed to this deity, including associations with Pedro de Alvarado and Judas Iscariot as well as autochthonous figures such as the Maya deity Mam or other figures from Indigenous history and culture. In this article, based primarily on ethnographic research conducted since 1994, I trace opinions and assessments concerning San Simón, from a range of interlocutors, and consider how these ...


Biographies/Biographias, Alan Lebaron 2021 Kennesaw State University

Biographies/Biographias, Alan Lebaron

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

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Contrastes En La Migración Internacional De Trabajadores Agrícolas Purhépechas, José Roberto González Morales 2021 El Colegio de Michoacán

Contrastes En La Migración Internacional De Trabajadores Agrícolas Purhépechas, José Roberto González Morales

Maya America: Journal of Essays, Commentary, and Analysis

Esta investigación documenta la emergente migración de los trabajadores agrícolas purhépechasde la comunidad indígena de Comachuén, municipio de Nahuatzen, Michoacán, México, que año tras año acuden al estado de Nueva York a través de la visa H2A. En el texto se contrasta la migración de los trabajadores purhépechas en México y en Estados Unidos,es decir, las causas, efectos e impactos económicos, sociales y culturales que está teniendo la migración por contrato en Comachuén. La observación participante como migrante contratado H2A, me permitió vivir y sentir la dureza del trabajo agrícola en el field, además de conocer, describir y analizar ...


The Nature Of Anti-Asian American Xenophobia During The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Preliminary Exploration Into Envy As A Key Motivator Of Hate, Daisuke Akiba 2021 CUNY Queens College

The Nature Of Anti-Asian American Xenophobia During The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Preliminary Exploration Into Envy As A Key Motivator Of Hate, Daisuke Akiba

Publications and Research

Background. The current Coronavirus pandemic has been linked to a dramatic increase in anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate incidents in the United States. At the time of writing, there does not appear to be any published empirical research examining the mechanisms underlying Asiaphobia during the current pandemic. Based on the stereotype content model, we investigated the idea that ambivalent attitudes toward AAPIs, marked primarily with envy, may be contributing to anti-AAPI xenophobia. Methods. Study 1 (N = 140) explored, through a survey, the link between envious stereotypes toward AAPIs and Asiaphobia. Study 2 (N = 167), utilizing autobiographical recall tasks ...


Roots Of Justice: Historical Truth And Reconciliation In Lincoln And Nebraska, Veronica Nohemi Duran, Crystal Dunning, Kathleen A. Johnson, Paul Olson 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Roots Of Justice: Historical Truth And Reconciliation In Lincoln And Nebraska, Veronica Nohemi Duran, Crystal Dunning, Kathleen A. Johnson, Paul Olson

Truth & Reconciliation History Project

A bibliography of resources about the history in Nebraska of Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Recent Refugees

We hope that these five bibliographies will prove fruitful in helping us to understand what our history has been, where we have gone astray, and what we can do to help bring about reconciliation in our community and in our state.

The discovery of what has happened in Nebraska in the last hundred and seventy years is not an easy task, but it is our goal in putting together this bibliography to begin that task. By putting together a picture ...


On The Struggles And Experiences Of Southeast Asian American Academics, Long T. Bui 2021 University of California, Irvine

On The Struggles And Experiences Of Southeast Asian American Academics, Long T. Bui

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This article examines Southeast Asian Americans (SEAA) academics in the U.S. academy, relating their complex positionalities within higher education to their communities and societies. While many educational studies have been done on SEAA students, almost none focus on professional scholars and college faculty. Combining cultural-structural critique with close analysis of public writings and personal interviews, the article finds that that SEAA are ignored, and/or tokenized in the Ivory Tower due to structural as well as epistemological issues. It indicates that the public discourse and policies about Southeast Asians in academia not only neglects racial and class hierarchies, but ...


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